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for businesses to discriminate against lbgt people. it was pushed by people who fear that the freedom of religion is under attack. but she pushed back saying there were no instances in arizona of religious freedom taking a backseat to lbgt right. >> senate bill 1062 does not address a specific concern related to religious liberty in arizona. i have not heard of one example in arizona where business owners' religious liberty has been violated. >> the thing is, arizona is not an outlier here anymore. at least 12 other states are looking at similar bills. oregon could even see something on its ballot this year. several of these efforts have run into roadblocks, sure, or even political abandonment following the outcry in arizona. but it is, we think, all part of a larger strategy on the right, invoking religion as a trump card in venues where there was actually a consensus that other, shall we say, nonreligious values rule. i'm thinking about like profits in the corporate board room or science in the public hospital. and where arizona's effort failed spectacularly, a more careful interpretation and v
a bill that would allow businesses to refuse services to gays and lesbian by invoking religion. jan brewer vetoed the bill. but cecilia vega reports it will not stop a nationwide debate. >> reporter: it was the arizona bill that ignited a national firestorm. >> nobody rides in the back of the bus and everybody sits at the lunch counter. we fought that battle once. that's what this battle is. >> reporter: with polls showing a public shift on gay rights. a majority of americans now support same-sex marriage. the pressure for arizona governor jan brewer to veto the bill was fierce. major american companies came out swinging, calling arizona's law bad for business. in the end, brewer vetoed the bill. >> religious liberty is a core american and arizona value. so is non-discrimination. >> reporter: this as some of the most conservative states have become the new battle ground in the same-sex marriage war. a federal judge striking down texas' ban. so-called religious freedom laws like the one so fiercely debated in arizona, now seen as yet another weapon in the fight by supporters of the b
's right to exercise his religion. but the legislation in arizona would have gone further, let owners of businesses refuse service, against gays and other marginalized groups. think muslims and mormons. jan brewer said her legislation went too far. but business big interests like chamber of commerce and companies called marriott, american airlines, apple and petsmart. in 1994 the national football league moved the super bowl out of arizona when it refused to make martin luther king a national holiday in their state. this week, the nfl threatened to take next year's super bowl out of the grand canyon state again. the next battle ground appears to be georgia where lawmakers are considering legislation similar to arizona's already big business is must mustering. sexual orientation are never mentioned in these bills. atlanta-based american airlines, say, mutual respect and dignity, the 165 million customers we serve every year. delta strongly post office these measures and we join the business community and urging state officials reject these proposals. for more, we go to stephanie stanto
are practicing their religion. a redeemed community has swelled to ten percent of the country's population of just over a million and continues to be the boss just grind but boris greek is right the doctor has been arrested for preventing racial hatred after the discovery of the sign greek and german outside his office we tried to use not welcome. the fifty seven year old neurologist has admitted to being a member of the far right old and don carty and has also been charged with weapons possession. police found a piece that doesn't nights and three daggers the symbols in his home along with fitted caps out of hitler and other inspired objects. going down part is known for its neo fascist ideology conference titled the rise of the nazis in europe since being voted into parliament in two thousand while golden dawn has to mean decreases third most popular party most of the card for the team traded to the country's debt crisis budget cuts and high unemployment gold and diamonds also couldn't park there because of its anti immigrant stance. party which resembles a swastika has been the subject
? >> playing with the mix of islam religion and politics, it is a very sensitive affair. when you see a neighboring country, a an ally for this matr giving a media platform, economic support for a very devious group of personnel that have been using the mix of reasonable and politics to destabilize countries, and to actually become dictators. frankly, i'm astonished at the previous official in the segment where he says they don't support dictators. there is a dictatorship in the making. muslim brotherhood is an dictator organization. everybody knows that. but creating the proper platforms, that is a very devious and worrisome matter. >> would this had been as bad except here in qatar there i whe they are very critical of other countries of gcc. is he planning insurrection? >> qatar has given him legitimacy and credibility, and therefore a fan base. a very dangerous fan base. they legitimatize suicide-bombing, and created a lot of verdicts that was against regimes and other countries. if that is not interference in the name of reasonabl religion,t know what it is. he was a preacher bef
with politics. how will the debates over freedom and religion and gay rights play into the 2014 campaign? andian rand paul is urging caution in the gop's fight with president obama. >> there are times when people are using language that shouldn't be used. i recently criticized someone for using some of that lock. i'm not going to bring it up, but i will say that we can disagree with the president without calling him names. >> "meet the press" is brought to you by boeing, where the drive to build something better inspires us every day. [ male announcer ] we know they're out there. you can't always see them. but it's our job to find them. the answers. the solutions. the innovations. all waiting to help us build something better. something more amazing. a safer, cleaner, brighter future. at boeing, that's what building something better is all about. ♪ at boeing, that's what building something better is all about. so our business can be on at&t's network for $175 a month? yup. all 5 of you for $175. so oour clients need a on at&t's netwlot of attention.nth? there's unlimited talk and text. we're
will the debates over freedom and religion and gay rights play into the 2014 campaign? and why rand paul is urging caution in the gop's fight with president obama. >> there are times when people are using language that shouldn't be used. i recently criticized someone for using some of that language. i'm not going to bring it up, but i will say that we can disagree with the president without calling him names. >> "meet the press" is brought to you by boeing, where the drive to build something better inspires us every day. [ female announcer ] who are we? we are the thinkers. the job jugglers. the up all-nighters. and the ones who turn ideas into action. we've made our passions our life's work. we strive for the moments where we can say, "i did it!" ♪ we are entrepreneurs who started it all... with a signature. legalzoom has helped start over 1 million businesses, turning dreamers into business owners. and we're here to help start yours. this is mike. his long race day starts with back pain... ...and a choice. take 4 advil in a day which is 2 aleve... ...for all day relief. "start your engines" >>
burden a person's exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability, a rule applied to everybody. now what the law does, what the law would do, this law that the governor is looking at, is make a couple of amendments. first of all, it would not apply just to a person but to a business as well. so a business could assert a religious freedom interest. and basically what it would do is give businesses who refuse to serve someone for religious reasons a defense if they get sued. so that's how the law would change the current religious freedom restoration act. it would apply to businesses. they could go to court if they're sued and say, you know, it was our religious -- this is our religious freedom. it would violate it to serve someone if we believe that would interfere with our practices and beliefs. >> so, pete, there are people who are making the argument against the law saying, well, listen, maybe a muslim business owner will say, i don't want to serve christians or maybe the law could be used in some other way. somebody who had an objection, let's sa
of the law substantially burdenening somebody's exercise of religion. arizona is one of many that has laws like that. so what was different about this arizona law is that it would have expanded the law to apply not just to individuals but to businesss that get sued by someone in a private lawsuit, someone that they refuse to serve and what got the sponsors of the bill concerned was a decision last year in neighboring new mexico when the supreme court there ruled against a be queer key photographers who refused to photograph the ceremony of two women. and this is exactly at the heart of the challenge to the obamacare law that the supreme court will hear next month. >> gwen rattled off this week's different developments. you've got fights in state houses and in courthouses. what else is going on? >> a texas judge became the latest to strike down a ban on same sex marriage saying that it's -- there's no good reason to do that. gwen: how many states have done that? >> in terms of court action, six or seven. we have 17 states in which same sex marriage is allowed. we have a trial that starred t
of legislation. tell me how this is tied to, and maybe differs from arizona's freedom of religion laws. >> that is an interesting question, how did arizona get to this moment? i wish we could speak to that, but where would we begin. the freedom of religion law passed in 1999 and existed at the federal lovel level in 1993. we inserted a line in this newest incarnation of the bill that talks specifically about a belief being sincerely held. that's where people are getting hung up and feeling like everybody feels that their beliefs are sincerely held. that is language added to this bill, and some say it clarifies. >> say the governor signs this piece of legislation into law, and businesses turn away gays and lesbians lead to go discrimination lawsuits. would it be up to a judge to determine the sincerity of a business ow owner's religious convictions? >> reporter: in arizona the state does not prohibit gay or lesbian. in three of our largest cities they are. in that case the city would have to bring case against the individual business owner. so a person, i, couldn't bring a lawsuit again
hear people don't want to see movies about religion, don't want to learn about god on friday and saturday night. i was sharing with you the study out said the biggest moneymaking movies in the last year had religion as a theme. what do you make of that, mark? >> it certainly is one nation under god. no question about that. just maybe some people in the media don't quite understand what driving america, what built america. it's not surprisingly thematically even non-bible movies have that story of redemption against all odds, biblical values because it's naturally what americans love. >> don't you remember the reaction when "passion of the christ" came out in 2004. they were like, this will never be anything. i remember driving to the airport in a cab and listening to the radio station and people announcing it were just stunned that it had done so well. now 10 years later with your movie coming out, they are not going to be that stunned when it does really well, are they? >> we don't know. all we know is we made a beautiful film that is exciting on the one hand, plays out like
that discriminate on race, religion or sexual orientation. >> other companies that have taken a similar action because of this policy? >> yes, there are organizations like major league soccer and martin that cut the fund for now. >> thank you. >> and update on the top stories and then it is real money at the top of the hour. there's more to financial news than the ups and downs of the dow. for instance, can fracking change what you pay for water each month? have you thought about how climate change can affect your grocery bill? can rare minerals in china affect your cell phone bill? or how a hospital in texas could drive up your healthcare premium? i'll make the connections from the news to your money real. >> this is al jazeera america, we have a look at the top stories, russia denies the rofrt reports of issuing an ultimatum to ukraine. the russian ambassador is saying it is there at the request of the former president of ukraine and it is making investors nerving outstanding. russia is a big energy producer and fear of reducing the supplies the driving the prices higher. president obama is
in kiev three air defence regiment are the latest to pledge the religion's to the people in crimea more than five thousand troops have switched sides including the country's navy commander and along with the military said. arms to protect the errol and thirty three financial reports my knee and he's on the defensive. many decent honest republicans southern ukraine took the lead to demands by ethnic russians here's what's happening yet its quiet way of life. if you want peace prepare for war. this is the crying meander on to roads connecting the peninsula to the mainland here and here this is one of them. sandra is that local state and the content into a soul undesirable forces from the north. and this is why they're here. the fear that ukrainian fascists the country's ultra nationalists writes that the group helped topple president unocal beach. now many crimean so worried that such meticulous want to come in and can pandora's box what you will. we want peace in our country. what was happening to you if you don't want you to be with more cocktail or shown to me. this is a tranquil area
, they feel this way by belarus, united by language, religion, culture. >> thank you so much. we appreciate your time. we'll check back with you a little later on. thanks so much. >>> president obama has been working the phones. he's been talking to vladimir putin, now calling u.s. allies looking for support. we're live from moscow and ukraine coming up next. we're getting ready. your hepatitis c.forget it's slow moving, you tell yourself. i have time. after all there may be no symptoms for years. no wonder you try to push it to the back of your mind and forget it. but here's something you shouldn't forget. hepatitis c is a serious disease. if left untreated, it could lead to liver damage and potentially even liver cancer. if you are one of the millions of people with hepatitis c, you haven't been forgotten. there's never been a better time to rethink your hep c. because people like you may benefit from scientific advances. advances that could help you move on from hep c. now is the time to rethink hep c and talk to your doctor. visit hepchope.com to find out about treatment options. and re
interpretation of their own religion. and then to claim persecution. the vast majority of germans are christian and nobody is claiming that the schooling system is a way that deprives them of the way of practice it of christianity. so i think i understand technically why as a matter of asylum would be rejected. but, let's hope somebody will exercise discretion and let them in on other grounds. >> yeah. the decision really lies with the administration. >> exactly. >> that is it for the panel. we will watch this one. stay tuned for oscar-nominated films you may have missed. uture is a pretty difficult thing to do. but, manufacturing in the united states means advanced technology. we learned that technology allows us to be craft oriented. no one's losing their job. there's no beer robot that has suddenly chased them out. the technology is actually creating new jobs. siemens designed and built the right tools and resources to get the job done. millions have raised their hand for the proven relief of the purple pill. and that relief could be in your hand. for many, nexium helps relieve heartburn sym
with the religion it matt government of ukraine which it has pledged to do. it cannot only permit but must encourage international monitors to deploy throughout ukraine. these are the people that actually identify legitimate threats and we are asking, together with the government of ukraine, together with european community for large numbers of observers to come in here and monitor the situation and be the arbiters of truth versus fiction. russia, if it wanted to help deescalate this situation, could return its troops to the barracks, live by the 1997 base agreement and deescalate, rather than expand. now, we would prefer that. i come here today at the instruction of president obama to make it absolutely clear the united states of america would prefer to see this deescalated, managed through the structures of legal institutions, international institutions. we have worked many years in order to be able to deal with this kind of crisis. if russia does not choose to deescalate, if it is not willing to work directly with the government of ukraine as we hope they will be, then our partners will have abso
borders that has politics married to religion. >> that's something the uae can't count enance as being a sort of rival to the pour in abu dhabi. the likewise who have a wahabi outlook don't view the misslum brotherhood and its marriage of politics and islam as a legitimate force within their current tree. there are pro-muslim brotherhood supporters in these countries. they represent a genuine political force. >> worries these gulf states. qatar has had kawadari living there for 50 years. they have formed close links with the muslim brotherhood leadership, not just in egypt but across the region. they viewed it for a chance of expanding their interests. the others have viewed it as a threat to their interests. >> thank you very much for that, michael stephens >> reporter: thank you. >> in london there. >>> coming up here on the program, we will be taking a look at the big issues and the big players at the world's largest democracy prepares for national elections. >>> the little boy with big dreams. how a free school in bangladesh is giving him and other children hope. >> start with one
loves her. >> less catering to the muslim religion than she is the muslim dollar or whatever. >> what do you think? do you think she's caving to the dollar or could you think she's afraid she will get ousted? >> not a simple answer. i think it's probably a combination of both but if you had to pick one or the oh, i think it's fear factor. look, there's repercussions. everybody knows it at this table, right? it's not just talk. they act, and they do some of the most vicious heinous things like murdering children, so wouldn't you be a little concerned? i don't blame her for that. >> if i'm concerned i'm in real trouble. from the public relation standpoint, if you were the head of the muslim country wouldn't you think it would be a good idea to at least step forward and say this does not represent all of us? >> i've never actually visualized myself being a spokesperson for the muslim countries, but, yes, i would have to say yes, i would. i have a question. how did the muslims even see that? you ever heard that somebody wants to be offend they will find a way to be offended. >> right, right,
. there is always some kind of aspect of religion. christianity has a big part of the story. at the same time, you have extended family. a lot of the western world has gone quite nuclear in terms of family interactions whereas we are quite extended. that story helps people. tell me about how the films are to the rest of africa. appeal, do they cross borders? >> absolutely. they will have some kind of viewing going on. the fact that you can actually sell the stuff, that is on the streets of like nairobi or johannesburg. it is anenglish, african english which is like an americanized english as well. it is something that does travel very very far. the stories are largely of africa it's. hollywood or bali wood has done this with the audiences. tell.ives a stories to >> in terms of where people watch, is not actually mostly in nigeria. it is in places with slightly better connections. thehis is the bigs of moment which is the fragile ecosystem or infrastructure on the ground in africa. were example, our largest markets in the u.s., canada, the u.k.. we have more people in london watching than in the wh
't okay. and she called him on it. >> do you have any idea, like, what religion i practice, what my political views are, what my views on social issues, things that matter? do you have any idea how i want to raise my kids? do you have any idea about any of that? >> i have no idea about any of that. >> and with that, she walked right off the show. but you haven't seen the last of her. she's reportedly set to be the next bachelorette. so for knowing her own worth and for showing women that in juan pablo's infamous words, it's okay, to stand up for ourselves, she's our disrupter of the week. >>> and coming up, a new trove of documents reveal the inner workings of the clinton administration and a new book details secretary of state hillary clinton's leadership style. so what more can we learn about hillary? that is coming up. starts with back pain... ...and a choice. take 4 advil in a day which is 2 aleve... ...for all day relief. "start your engines" new business owner, it would be one thing i've learned is my philosophy is real simple american express open forum is an on-line communit
and ice of russia. bill: mike religioners is said putin is running circles around the united states. what do you expect him to do? >> well, i think the president needs to significantly change the u.s. policy. he is based the policy on russia when they feel more secure causes the world to feel more secure, actually what we're seeing the reverse. when russia feels more secure they tend to be more adventurese. that is certainly what we see playing out in the ukraine today. >> so what does our president do? >> well there's a couple of things the president can do. he one, can strengthen our ties with nato. he is exposed to expansion of nato that left ukraine, georgia, montenegro on hold. he could move forward with strengthening those ties. he could move to allow export of u.s. natural gas currently russia has a grip on europe where they are beholden to russia where they use it in the geopolitical leverage tool box. we can by entering into the opportunity to do that export and make a difference economically and have our al like some additional freedom. bill: there is a statement made by gentlem
blooded murder. british government said this was nothing to do with religion or faith. of course the jury in the court agreed. it took them just an hour and a half, 90 minutes to sentence these men to convicted these men and for the four men of the jury to say they were guilty. >> sentencing has been delayed over life tariffs. can you explain what these are? >> the life terms, life is the mandatory sentence for murder, so these men will get life, but life in the u.k. does not always mean life, it comes with a caveat in a lot of cases. it could be with a minimum term of 20, 30, 40 years, therefore a killer could potentially be released in the future. this is the kind of case where you have members of the public, newspapers saying throw away the key, they should never be builds. the trial judge said when these men were convicted, he was delaying sentencing, waiting for a key court case which we all knew was coming, it happened last week here, the court of appeals judges ruled that some killers can be sentenced without question to life behind bars, their entire life, they will never, ever be
of religion are in the first amendment to the united states constitution. >> yes, they are. >> when should they take a state? this law in arizona you have to prove as a businessman you were being burdened in your religious exercise. it didn't give the right of people to just say, i discriminated based on my faith. you had 11 republicans and democrats, harvard law professors and others saying this has been mischaracterized. >> you didn't need the law because there is no special protection. i want to move off that point to the point you just made. substantial burden to my faith. how is it a substantial burden to your faith to take photos of a gay wedding if you are a catholic? >> i think if people say, listen, i don't want to sanction polygamy or gay marriage or anything other than traditional marriage, we need to respect that. if you don't like it, shop around. it's not hard for gays to find somebody who is going to take a picture of them is there? >> how is it a substantial burden to your catholic faith to do that? where in your faith does it say that doing that is very wrong? >> you know
to kiev. historically the two peoples have been very close in terms of language and religion and culture. this can explain russian attitudes towards ukraine. but it's also true that putin has established a firm authoritarian regime in moscow, in russia. he doesn't like the fact that his fellow slavs are leaning towards democracy. he sees that as a challenge to his style of police rule. >> yeah. sir, it's been great having you on, mr. ambassador. really insightful and your long look at the past for ukraine has been so helpful to us. thank you. >> thank you. bye-bye. >> all right. a second life for blockbuster drug lipitor. up next, we're going to discuss pfizer's plan to sell an over the counter version of its popular cholesterol drug. getting it without a prescription. and the chances of overcoming concerns that consumers could safely take the drug without guide freance from doctors. >>> plus warren buffett telling cnbc he would buy today's downturn. why? because selling their funds makes them more money. which makes you wonder. isn't that a conflict? search "proprietary mutual funds". y
a controversial bill that divided the state. supporters touted the legislation as protecting religion freedom for businesses but critics said sb 1060 denying legal service to same-sex couples. the governor's decision follows intense pressure, including thousands of petitions from human rights activists and press releases from some of the nation's largest corporation. among them is american airlines and daeelta and apple. >> instead, this is the first policy bill to cross my desk. senate bill 1062 does not address a specific or present concern related to religious liberty in arizona. i've not heard one example in arizona where business owners religious liberty has been violated. the bill is broadly worded and could result in negative consequences. after weighing all of the argument i have vetoed senate bill 1062 moments ago. >> john mccain and jeff plak who are republican senators publicly lobbied for the governor's veto and hailed the decision they made. >> mark, call it like she is. governor brewer was looking at business. she heard from the commissioner of the nfl they may take the super bo
relationship with ukraine, good diplomatic and economic religions. >> john kerry, i assume he was, if he's in washington, he was at the white house for this so-called meeting. we saw general martin dempsey, chuck hagel, james clapper, where's kerry? >> he is, we don't know where he is right now, but clearly, he has a very close relationship with sergey la the russian foreign minister. you've seen some talk about the russians possibly calling their ambassador back to moscow, but that's not really where the business between the u.s. and russia is done. it's done between capitals, the white house, between the kremlin and secretary kerry and lavrov. secretary kerry has had some positive effects with his relationship with lavrov. they put together those peace talks in geneva. we have on the syrian crisis, we haven't seen a lot of progress, but they are determined to work together and this is i think you should look for kerry to get much more involved. >> we know the vice president, joe biden, has been deeply involved in this crisis as well. stand by. i want to go to moscow right now. fred is
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